About Us

Our Story

Wanderift is airline travel as a subscription. At Wanderift, we want to accomplish three simple goals; make frequent travel simple, inexpensive, & fun. We achieve these goals through our subscription model. Our model allows travelers to fly frequently at an affordable rate. Add in our simple booking process, and a new and exciting model is brought to the travel industry!

The origin of Wanderift has humble beginnings. While attending Mount St. Mary’s University, our founder, Zach, noticed the value subscription models bring to the consumer, and realized one of the few industries lacking a subscription model was the airline industry. After much research, Wanderift was formed. The name Wanderift comes from two words, ‘Wander’ our subscribers ‘wander’ the country for the same price and ‘rift’ because of the ‘rift’ we are causing in the industry. Zach left school and moved to Dallas to build Wanderift. He has always had a strong passion for the travel industry, specifically the airline industry and our team shares that passion.

Leadership Team

Zachary Burau
Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Zachary attended Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg Maryland on a Divison 1 tennis scholarship. After his first semester Junior year. he decided to leave school to pursue Wanderift in Dallas.

Dr. Brad Burau
Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer

Brad attended Valparaiso University, where he played college tennis. He went on to graduate from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He has practiced in Grand Blanc, Michigan for thirty years.

Austin Speer
Chief Marketing Officer

Austin graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint in 2016. After graduation, Austin began working at Ferrari as the Marketing Manager. Aside from doing Marketing for Ferrari, Austin has been involved with the influencer aspect of social media.

Trey Fayard
Chief Advisor

Trey is a native Louisianan, who recently founded flyGlo, an award-winning New Orleans based regional airline. Mr. Fayard is also Counsel to New Orleans based Fayard Law Firm. Trey earned his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School, and earned a B.A. in Political Science, as well as economics from Southern Methodist University.

Dr. Forrest Bryant

Dr. Forrest Bryant is the CEO of High-Speed Alliance. Dr. Forrest currently lives in Huntsville, Alabama with his wife and children. He is the former founder of Ryan’s Dental, and graduated from Auburn University at Birmingham School of Dentistry. Dr. Forrest is a friend and trusted advisor to Zachary and the Wanderift Team.

Dave Stech

Dave Stech brings his exciting and interesting career to date as a trusted advisor to Wanderift. Dave is a Graduate of Purdue University and London School of Economics. Dave has worked as a Senior Management Advisor at Kodak in the launch of the first disposable camera, and the first digital post card with Disney. Currently, Dave is the Founder & CEO of Purpose Built Investments.